Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.
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November 21, 2013
Okanagan Nation leaders, members and his family honoured Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on his most recent accomplishment of being selected as one of the 2014 Indspire recipients. This national award celebrates the significant contributions of Indigenous people.…
Bracken Hanuse Corlett will give an artist talk on his career as an Indigenous multimedia artist. A graduate of the Enowkin Centre and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, he has been working in the arts since 2001.…
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
En’owkin Centre, Lot 45 Green Mountain Road, Penticton, BC